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Sale 48

Lot 1740

1860 Clark, Gruber & Co. (Denver, Colorado) $10 Gold. PCGS graded AU-53. A beautiful example of the popular Pikes Peak $10.00. Delicately toned. A solid AU53 in all regards. The still lustrous surfaces are alight with yellow-gold frosty luster, the strike is clear-cut including the eagle as well as the trees at the base of the mountain. The eye appeal is nothing short of exceptional with the only marks of note being in the field below LD on the obverse and below the left wing of the eagle. In an old green label holder. Pop 9; 42 finer (PCGS # 101) .

The predecessors of the Denver Mint were the men of Clark, Gruber & Company. During the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, they coined gold dust brought from the gold fields by the miners. For almost three years, they minted gold coins (1860-61) and ingots (1862). They were formally bought by the US Treasury in 1863.
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.


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